Bringing Up Bookmonsters by Amber Ankowski and Andy Ankowski, Read by Khristine Hvam
Encourage a Lifelong Love of Reading
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Khristine Hvam brings energy to her narration of Bringing Up Bookmonsters, Amber and Andy Ankowski’s audiobook of tips and tricks for parents hoping to raise children with an appetite for reading. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Robin Whitten discuss the playful and practical advice that will resonate with young parents—and possibly grandparents. Hvam’s bright and encouraging performance makes the activities she describes sound accessible and entertaining.
Today’s episode is sponsored by Naxos AudioBooks. Peter Wickham reads Quo Vadis by Henryk Sienkiewicz. Best known for its star-studded 1951 film version, Quo Vadis was first published in 1896 and contributed to the author’s Nobel Prize for Literature of 1905. Set in the latter years of the reign of Roman Emperor Nero, the plot concerns the love between a young Christian woman, Lygia, and a Roman patrician, Marcus Vinicius. Sienkiewicz was said to have been inspired to write the novel when visiting the Chiesa del Domine Quo Vadis, and the novel is strongly imbued with a pro-Christian sentiment, along with many detailed descriptions of the opulence and debauchery of Nero’s Rome. It is informative, exciting and ultimately uplifting! To learn more, visit NaxosAudioBooks.com.